Closed Bug 1217628 (firefox-rtl) Opened 4 years ago Closed 2 years ago

[meta] RTL support for Firefox

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(Firefox :: General, defect)

defect
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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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(Reporter: nefzaoui, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

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This bug will eventually serve as a meta bug for all the Right-To-Left UI and UX bugs in Firefox (no specific version for now, as this is still in its exploratory phase).
Please attach any Firefox RTL bug here to make it easy for the community to possibly take them and work on them.
I don't think metabugs like this are very useful, unless you have a specific goal or set of bugs in mind. Otherwise they linger forever. Many people won't even know there's a metabug in the first place, which makes it less useful for tracking anyway.

I think you want to use the existing "rtl" keyword instead. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=kw%3Artl
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(In reply to Justin Dolske [:Dolske] from comment #1)
> I don't think metabugs like this are very useful, unless you have a specific
> goal or set of bugs in mind. Otherwise they linger forever. Many people
> won't even know there's a metabug in the first place, which makes it less
> useful for tracking anyway.
> 
> I think you want to use the existing "rtl" keyword instead. See
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=kw%3Artl

My mistake for not pointing out where's this coming from.
Actually this meta bug is pointed at in this wiki here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/RTL

This method of filing meta bugs has served us greatly when working on adding RTL support to Firefox OS whether completely or partially.
In the example of Firefox OS we've had general metas like this when RTL was not on a specific version's roadmap (see bug 906270), and it helped us gather quite good feedback from the community and it kept the discussion going. Then we switched to specific versions metas (see bug 1179459)

Firefox for Android also had this approach very long ago (see bug 702845)

Plus, this is more of a community-oriented approach where contributors file bugs in Firefox UI they find when they meet in bugbashes or on their own so we can easily track all the bugs at once, and why not, assign some of them as good first bugs.

Thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Depends on: 682741
OK... but it's now been a year and a half, and while I've seen a lot of RTL bugs filed (and I fixed some of them), only 1 bug actually blocks this bug. So it's not clear this is actually helping people filing bugs, or us tracking them...
Flags: needinfo?(nefzaoui)
I'm closing this bug, no point in keeping in open at this point. thanks!
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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